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Issue Date: 2009-11-05
Volume: 188
Number: 24

News

Task Force releases 'myth busters' clarification

Taking on the role of myth busters, the Great Commission Task Force released a statement following their Oct. 27 meeting clarifying their role in calling for denominational renewal.
Leading others into giving
Thomas County WMU leads year-long events recounting century of missions

It started with bowed heads around a dining room table. It ended with a celebration of 100 years of mission giving, mission praying, and mission sending.
A stirring of the Spirit at TMC

Truett-McConnell College has unfurled a new motto since Emir Caner became president of the Georgia Baptist institution of higher education: "Biblically Centered. Distinctively Baptist."
A call to prayer

During the months following the closing of the General Assembly session, I have remained busy meeting candidates and potential candidates for the next election cycle.
Community service introduces Shorter freshmen

The class of 2013 has already made a big splash as the largest incoming group of freshman in Shorter College's history.
Resolutions guidelines released for 2009 GBC annual meeting
The 2009 annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at First Baptist Church in Woodstock on Nov. 9-10.
NAMB 'essential' for missions, Alabama state exec says

Alabama Baptists want to reach North America and the world for Christ. They are committed to it, said Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.
Georgia Campers on Mission give Brewton-Parker BCM a facelift

Brewton-Parker College Briscoe Center, home to the college's Baptist Collegiate Ministries, received a much-needed "face lift" over the summer break thanks to a group of special volunteers.
Hogansville, Cairo churches becoming kingdom-healthy

"Just hearing the testimonies of those on the Healthy Kingdom Church journey inspired me to utilize this service provided by the Georgia Baptist Convention," explained Clinton Hughes, pastor of First Baptist Church of Hogansville.
Two views of the future (View 1: Bryant Wright)
A plea to Southern Baptists

In light of Christ's mission for His church in Matthew 28:19-20, Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age; and in light of Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt's call for a resurgent focus on fulfilling Christ's Great Commission; and with the overwhelming vote in the SBC's 2009 annual meeting for the creation of the Great Commission Task Force; and in light of the urgency of these days, there is a huge need for a radical reprioritizing of Cooperative Program (CP) funds through our state conventions.
Execs don't rule out need for SBC refinements
State leaders address GCR Task Force

Motivation and mobilizing "would be some of the best work that any denominational structure could do" on behalf of Southern Baptist churches and help the Great Commission Resurgence meet its goals, Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Director David Hankins told GCR Task Force members during their Oct. 27 meeting.
Two views of the future (View 2: Larry Wynn)
Why I believe in the Cooperative Program

As a young child growing up in church, I was taught many important truths that I have never forgotten.
Partnership overview: Answers to your questions about the linkage

Messengers to vote on new partnership
Moscow, St. Petersburg to be focus of five year pact

First came the bowl of hot borsch washed down with Russian tea. Then came the cake and various pastries, all the while interspersed with conversation of strangers meeting new friends and, eventually, the singing of a few Christian songs and a loose-knit Bible study.
COGBE looks to lead in evangelism, GPS partnership

Meeting together Sept. 3, leaders of the Conference of Georgia Baptist Evangelists mapped out plans to partner with a national evangelism campaign and shore up revival efforts in the Peach State.
Frederica Baptist Church and a great big baptistery

"Each One Reach One" is the theme and challenge that pastor Whit Chapman has set before Frederica Baptist Church here - and it is working.

Georgia Newsbriefs

North Georgia New Orleans Seminary alumni to meet during annual meeting
A reunion for North Georgia alumni of New Orleans Seminary is set for Nov. 9 in Woodstock.

People and Places

Obituaries
Homecoming
Honors
Ministerial Moves
New Deacons/Ordinations
Revival Reports

Cooperative Program Stories

Bold mission build-up

It sounded almost too good to be true to the pastor of the struggling congregation.

Bible Study

Give Thanks

Psalm 116
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, Nov 22
Live Righteously

Psalm 112: 1-10
Bible Studies for Life, Nov 15

Columns

The key to good parenting is beyond scientific explanation

It's almost midnight

Alexander the Great once climbed to the top of a mountain to survey his kingdom.
The Open Door

Janice and I were excited about having the chance to get out of town for a three-day mini vacation last week.

Letters

Don't sacrifice the essential

It is increasingly apparent that the traditional perception of "home missions" is changing rapidly and radically.
Gratitude for Ministers Wellness Retreat

On Oct.12 my wife and I had the privilege to participate in something that I really didn't know existed.
What does Scripture say about Salvation?

In his editorial titled "If I were a pastor again", Dr. Harris mentions his desire "to have a redeemed church membership".
Questions roots of Religion News Service

I know this is probably none of my business but as a member of the SBC, in a sense, it sort of is my business.